Disney Teases Largest Magic Kingdom Expansion EVER Featuring ‘Coco’ and ‘Encanto’

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Mirabel in Encanto, Coco Poster.

What’s beyond Big Thunder Mountain? Disney Imagineers are dreaming up the biggest Magic Kingdom Park expansion ever attempted at Walt Disney World Resort since New Fantasyland, which opened at the Disney Park in 2012.

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At D23 Expo, Chairman of Parks and Resorts Josh D’Amaro shared concept art for a Land inspired by Pixar’s Coco (2017) and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Encanto (2021). Fly on an Alebrije, enter Bruno’s tower, or find your own special gift in front of one of Casita’s doors.

Concept art for a new land at Magic Kingdom.
Credit: Scott Gustin

Disney fans adore meeting Miguel and Mirabel at Disneyland Resort, with parade appearances at Walt Disney World Resort. Bruno and Ernesto De La Cruz also made their Disney Parks debut at Oogie Boogie Bash this year! If Coco and Encanto do get their own Land at Magic Kingdom, it’s sure to be a massive hit.

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Disney Imagineers also teased a villains themed land behind Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in Frontierland, long-desired by fans. Beastly Kingdom – celebrating villains – was initially planned for Disney’s Animal Kingdom in 1998. Unfortunately, it was cancelled due to budget cuts.

Mirabel meeting guests at Disney california adventure
Credit: Disney Parks Blog

It’s important to note that these announcements are just teasers and could be canceled or changed at any time. No further details have been announced about possible Magic Kingdom expansions. D’Amaro noted that the villains expansion is the furthest in the future of them all.

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Inside the Magic will continue to share updates throughout D23 weekend. Disney D23 is “The largest Disney fan event in the world,” and this year’s convention is sure to be something special. D23 Expo celebrates the beautiful worlds of The Walt Disney Company, including Disney, Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars, across film, television, theme parks, and more!

Would you like to see Coco and Encanto at Magic Kingdom? 

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